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News   January 9, 2017   by CARS Magazine

TIA announces first ATS training tour date

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the date for its first Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor class for the 2017 ATS Training Tour.

It will be held January 31 – February 3 in Dallas, TX.

Registration information can be found at

TIA will visit 5 other cities in 2017:

  • Charlotte, NC – February
  • Baltimore, MD – June
  • Seattle, WA – September
  • Louisville, KY – October
  • Sarasota, FL – December

The Certified ATS Instructor Program is a 4-day classroom and hands-on class that industry professionals must successfully complete in order to return to the dealership(s) to train technicians to prepare them for certification.

TIA has used the train-the-trainer approach to train and/or certify more than 100,000 technicians since 1997.

Certified ATS includes safety guidelines and step-by-step procedures for all aspects of passenger and light truck tire service including wheel installation with the proper torque and tire repair. It also includes a full day of instruction on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), so technicians have a thorough understanding of the requirements for the most popular domestic and import vehicles.